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Jürgen Bernard is Assistant Professor for Interacting with Data at the Institute for Computer Science and part of the Digital Society Initiative (DSI) as one of the DSI professors.
Before taking up his position in Zurich in September 2020, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columba (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Jürgen studied computer science at the TU Darmstadt with a focus on applied computer science, and received his doctorate in 2015 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research.
In his first post-doctoral phase since 2016, he headed the junior research group Visual-Interactive Machine Learning at the TU Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science, Graphical-Interactive Systems (GRIS).
Jürgen Bernard has been awarded the Hugo Geiger Prize (Excellent Dissertations in the Fraunhofer Society, 2016), the Dirk Bartz Prize (Visual Computing in Medicine, 2017), and the EuroVis Young Researcher Award (Eurographics, 2021).
Jürgen’s research interest is on Visual Analytics and Information Visualization and includes the characterization, design, and evaluation of visual-interactive interfaces to combine the strengths of both humans and algorithms in interactive machine learning and human-centered data science applications. Important application domains so far revolved around climate and Earth observation, digital libraries, human motion analysis, music classification, sports data analysis, stock chart analysis, as well as medical and patient-related research in particular.